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About DDM

Digestive Disease Medicine of Central New York began serving the area in 1982. Since 1984, we have maintained offices in both Utica and Oneida, NY. We built our main building in the Utica Business Park in 1989, and have been headquartered there since. In a cooperative undertaking with Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, we established the Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center in 2011. Our ability to provide specialized diagnostic and therapeutic services expanded in 2012 with the addition of  Advanced Endoscopy Service.

Our 7 Physicians are all Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. They are complemented by 7 nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, who are similarly boarded by their respective societies. We aspire to provide the highest quality digestive care in the region to our patients.

About MVEC

The Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center is a physician led and patient centered facility. We are an ambulatory center designed specifically to perform out-patient Endoscopy. Opened in 2011, our facility is the Mohawk Valley’s first licensed ambulatory surgery center specializing in endoscopy care, and is a collaborative effort of Digestive Disease Medicine, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeths Medical Center.  The facility is custom designed to accommodate our patients in a professional manner with constant concern for their privacy and convenience.  The spacious endoscopy suite utilizes state of the art technology, in conjunction with an electronic medical record, to provide exceptional care that meets nationally recognized standards for quality and infection control.

Colonoscopies and gastroscopies are performed utilizing the newest high definition endoscopes, as well as integrating the best monitoring equipment, computer software, and high resolution imaging.   We offer a comfortable reception and waiting area for our patients and families. It is equipped with wireless access for guests, and the adjacent café offers a variety of beverages and snacks.

In 2012, Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Status as an accredited organization means MVEC has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.   All of our procedures are performed by one of our board certified physicians, with the assistance of a board certified anesthesiologist, and CRNA. The focus of the experienced professionals at MVEC is to provide personalized, convenient, and quality care; with respect for confidentiality and dignity.

Preparing for an Upper GI Endoscopy



Preparing for a Colonoscopy